PhD Application Workshop

News | Posted on Tuesday 18 October 2022

York Law School: 25th November 2022 - Are you thinking about applying to do a PhD? - Would you like some help in developing a strong application for a studentship at York Law School?

We invite applications for attendance at a free online workshop for students considering applying for a studentship in 2023 at York Law School.

 What PGR funding is available?

  • Students can apply to ESRC and AHRC for funding to undertake postgraduate research at York Law School
    • We cannot, unfortunately, support non-UK applications for the above funding schemes this year
  • Additional competitive schemes are available (see: 

What are the aims of the workshop?

  • to help you draft a strong application for entry to the programme and for funding
  • to offer support and feedback from members of YLS with experience of assessing PhD funding applications

Where will it take place? When does it start? When does it finish? 

  • It will take place online via Zoom, involving group sessions and 1-2-1 mentoring
  • Friday 25th November 2022, 1pm to 4.30pm

Who should attend?

  • you are considering applying to YLS to do a PhD
  • you should have a 1st or strong 2:1 degree in law or a related discipline,
  • you’ll also have a strong Masters degree (though applicants currently undertaking Masters study will be considered too)
  • we will consider applications for research in any area of legal studies

How do I apply?

  • To apply, you must send an email to including the following:
    • A short curriculum vitae, including results for your degree(s)
    • A short statement of your proposed doctoral topic (250 - 500 words)
    • A short statement identifying any members of staff you think may be appropriate supervisors (100 words max)
    • An indication of the likely funding scheme to which you would apply and why it is appropriate for you
  • The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 11th November, 2022 but we welcome early applications.